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links | Association of Dutch Archtop Makers

After repeatedly seeing each other at exhibitions and admiring one another's work, the well established guitar makers Wout Bosma, Frans Elferink, Richard Heeres and Daniël Slaman decided to join forces in 2004. Although individuals by nature they had a need for exchange of ideas and research, if only to avoid reinventing the wheel.

For this purpose they established ADAM: the Association of Dutch Archtop Makers. This cooperation has resulted in several innovations in archtop design as well as the development of old style guitar parts.

As a bonus to the public, friendly competition encourages the ADAM members to improve their already considerable abilities.

Whether one admires the traditional look of Daniels instruments, the D'Aquisto inspired contemporary models of Richard and Frans or Wout's charactaristic models, their makers' common quality is obvious: the love for beautifully crafted instruments. Each maker features a bio, model page and an MP3 file to download.